Asian
Federation
Against Involuntary
Disappearances

“Beyond Tears and Borders,” the fourth book of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), is launched on the occasion of the 2013 commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared. The book serves as a fitting tribute to all the desaparecidos of the world and their suffering families. It attempts to present the updated phenomenon of enforced disappearances in countries where there is an AFAD presence.

An integral part of the Federation’s Research and Documentation work, the book attempts to convey the message that enforced disappearances occurred and continue to occur in the vast Asian continent in the context of a poor human rights record worsened by the absence of strong regional human rights mechanisms for protection and where empowerment of the victims is found, sadly, wanting.

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